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Schwartz adds an assistant

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
My AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky reports that a former Tennessee assistant has officially joined new Lions coach Jim Schwartz in Detroit.

Matt Burke, the Titans' defensive quality control coach for the past three seasons, will be the Lions' linebackers coach. During that time, Burke has joined Schwartz in taking an quantitative approach to football strategy through statistical analysis. Here is Burke's biography from the Titans' web site.

Burke and new defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham are the first two appointments of Schwartz's defensive staff. There have been reports that former Denver defensive coordinator Bob Slowik will coach the Lions' defensive backs, but Schwartz has yet to confirm it.